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The 5 Best Ways to Download Instagram Reels

instagram-reels-featured.jpg How can you download Instagram Reels? If this is a question surfacing in your mind, then you are in the right place. In this guide, we show you several methods to download Instagram Reels and save them offline. Note: the methods below will work on both Android and iOS. However, you won’t be able to download “private” Reels. Related: Instagram Not Working? Here Are 10 Ways to Fix it 1. Download Instagram Reels Using Online Downloading Tools There are several online tools that help you download Instagram Reels without the need to install… Read more14648229.gif

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How to Upload Videos to Instagram From Your PC

post-to-instagram-featured.jpg Instagram provides a bunch of cool ways to share and create content on the platform, but do you know you can directly upload videos to Instagram from your PC? Most users edit their videos on their PCs, as it provides more options and ease of use than editing on a mobile phone. Using the methods mentioned in this post, you can directly upload those videos to Instagram from your PC. Before we begin … There are some Instagram video rules you need to adhere to in order to successfully upload your video. The preferred format… Read more14536250.gif

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How to Automatically Caption Instagram Stories

instagram-featured-stories.jpg Instagram has a feature that allows you to put a caption on Instagram Stories. Adding captions to videos allows you to make the video accessible to more people. Moreover, it also allows you to view vide;os by turning the sound off, as everything being said is transcribed into subtitles. If you are intrigued by this new feature and want to use the Instagram Stories captions sticker, here’s how you. Related: Instagram Not Working? Here Are 10 Ways to Fix it Automatically Caption Instagram Stories 1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile. 2…. Read more14527638.gif

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How to Turn off Comments on Instagram

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Instagram comments can be a blessing or a curse. If things aren’t going well, you can disable commenting altogether, hiding current comments and preventing new ones. Here’s how to turn comments off on Instagram.

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Facebook and Instagram will now allow users to hide ‘Like’ counts on posts

Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019. The project, which puts the decision about Likes in the hands of the company’s global user base, had been in development for years, but was deprioritized due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the response work required on Facebook’s part, the company says.

Originally, the idea to hide Like counts on Facebook’s social networks was focused on depressurizing the experience for users. Often, users faced anxiety and embarrassment around their posts if they didn’t receive enough Likes to be considered “popular.” This problem was particularly difficult for younger users who highly value what peers think of them — so much so that they would take down posts that didn’t receive enough Likes.

Like-chasing on Instagram, especially, also helped create an environment where people posted to gain clout and notoriety, which can be a less authentic experience. On Facebook, gaining Likes or other forms of engagement could also be associated with posting polarizing content that required a reaction.

As a result of this pressure to perform, some users grew hungry for a “Like-free” safer space, where they could engage with friends or the wider public without trying to earn these popularity points. That, in turn, gave rise to a new crop of social networking and photo-sharing apps such as MinutiaeVeroDayflashOggl and, now, newcomers like Dispo and newly viral Poparazzi.

Though Facebook and Instagram could have chosen to remove Likes entirely and take its social networks in a new direction, the company soon found that the metric was too deeply integrated into the product experience to be fully removed. One key issue was how the influencer community today trades on Likes as a form of currency that allows them to exchange their online popularity for brand deals and job opportunities. Removing Likes, then, is not necessarily an option for these users.

Instagram realized that if it made a decision for its users, it would anger one side or the other — even if the move in either direction didn’t really impact other core metrics, like app usage.

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“How many likes [users] got, or other people got — it turned out that it didn’t actually change nearly as much about the experience, in terms of how people felt or how much they use experience, as we thought it would. But it did end up being pretty polarizing,” admitted Instagram head, Adam Mosseri. “Some people really liked it and some people really didn’t.”

“For those who liked it, it was mostly what we had hoped — which is that it depressurized the experience. And, for those who didn’t, they used Likes to get a sense for what was trending or was relevant on Instagram and on Facebook. And they were just super annoyed that we took it away,” he added. This latter group sometimes included smaller creators still working on establishing a presence across social media, though larger influencers were sometimes in favor of Like removals. (Mosseri name-checked Katy Perry as being pro Like removals, in fact.)

Ultimately, the company decided to split the difference. Instead of making a hard choice about the future of its online communities, it’s rolling out the “no Likes” option as a user-controlled setting on both platforms.

On Instagram, both content consumers and content producers can turn on or off Like and View counts on posts — which means you can choose to not see these metrics when scrolling your own Feed and you can choose whether to allow Likes to be viewed by others when you’re posting. These are configured as two different settings, which provides for more flexibility and control.

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On Facebook, meanwhile, users access the new setting from the “Settings & Privacy” area under News Feed Settings (or News Feed Preferences on desktop). From here, you’ll find an option to “Hide number of reactions” to turn this setting off for both your own posts and for posts from others in News Feed, groups and Pages.

The feature will be made available to both public and private profiles, Facebook tells us, and will include posts you’ve published previously.

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Instagram last month restarted its tests on this feature in order to work out any final bugs before making the new settings live for global users, and said a Facebook test would come soon. But it’s now forging ahead with making the feature available publicly. When asked why such a short test, Instagram told TechCrunch it had been testing various iterations on this experience since 2019, so it felt it had enough data to proceed with a global launch.

Mosseri also pushed back at the idea that a decision on Likes would have majorly impacted the network. While removal of Likes on Instagram had some impact on user behavior, he said, it was not enough to be concerning. In some groups, users posted more — signaling that they felt less pressure to perform, perhaps. But others engaged less, Mosseri said.

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“Often people say, ‘oh, this has a bunch of Likes. I’m gonna go check it out,’ ” the exec explained. “Then they read the comments, or go deeper, or swipe to the carousel. There’s been some small effects — some positive, some negative — but they’ve all been small,” he noted. Instagram also believes users may toggle on and off the feature at various times, based on how they’re feeling.

In addition, Mosseri pointed out, “there’s no rigorous research that suggests Likes are bad for people’s well-being” — a statement that pushes back over the growing concerns that a gamified social media space is bad for users’ mental health. Instead, he argued that Instagram is still a small part of people’s day, so how Likes function doesn’t affect people’s overall well-being.

“As big as we are, we have to be careful not to overestimate our influence,” Mosseri said.

He also dismissed some of the current research pointing to negative impacts of social media use as being overly reliant on methodologies that ask users to self-report their use, rather than measure it directly.

In other words, this is not a company that feels motivated to remove Likes entirely due to the negative mental health outcomes attributed to its popularity metrics.

It’s worth mentioning that another factor that could have come into play here is Instagram’s plan to make a version of its app available to children under the age of 13, as competitor TikTok did following its FTC settlement. In that case, hiding Likes by default — or perhaps adding a parental control option — would necessitate such a setting. Instagram tells TechCrunch that, while it’s too soon to know what it would do with a kids app, it will “definitely explore” a no Likes by default option.

Facebook and Instagram both told TechCrunch the feature will roll out starting on Wednesday but will reach global users over time. On Instagram, that may take a matter of days.

Facebook, meanwhile, says a small percentage of users will have the feature Wednesday — notified through an alert on News Feed — but it will reach Facebook’s global audience “over the next few weeks.”

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Instagram Personal, Business, and Creator Accounts: What’s the Difference?

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Instagram has three different account types: Personal, Business, and Creator. Which one you should use depends on how you plan to use the “gram.”

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How to Direct Message on Instagram

Sending a direct message to an Instagram user is a good way to send them a private message that nobody else can see. You can use either Instagram Direct or your recipient’s profile options to send a direct message. Now you can direct message another Instagram user on a Windows PC using the Instagram app for Windows. This wikiHow teaches you how to send a message directly to another Instagram user.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Using Instagram Direct on Using the Mobile App

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the paper plane icon. It’s in the top-right corner of your screen. Doing so will open Instagram Direct, which is Instagram’s messaging service.
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    • If you aren’t on the Home page, tap the house-shaped icon in the bottom left corner of the screen first.
  3. Tap . It’s the icon that resembles a pencil and paper. It’s in the upper-right corner of the Direct screen.
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    • Alternatively, if you have a conversation going, you can tap the recipient’s name on the Direct page, instead.
  4. Tap a person whom you wish to message. This adds a checkmark in the circle to the right of the contact’s name. You can tap as many people as you like.
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    • You can also type in a username in the search bar at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap . It’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. This opens a Direct message window.
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  6. Tap the Message field. It’s the long bar at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”.
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  7. Type in a message you want to send. You can preview the message in the Message bar.
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    • If you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  8. Tap . It’s to the right of the message field. Doing so will send your message directly to your recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s User Profile on Smartphones and Tablets

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. . If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon . It’s the second tab at the bottom of the screen.
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    • You can also just scroll through the Home tab until you find a post from the person.
  3. Tap the search bar. It’s at the top of the screen.
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  4. Type in a person’s name. As you type, you should see suggestions pop up under the search bar.
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  5. Tap a person’s name. Doing so will take you to their profile.
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  6. Tap . It’s below the user’s information on their profile page.
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  7. Tap the “Message” field. It’s the long field at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”. It’s at the bottom of the screen.
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  8. Type in a message. You can preview the message in the message field.
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    • Alternatively, if you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  9. Tap . This is to the right of your message field. Doing so will send your message to your selected recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Direct in the Instagram Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
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    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
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    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the paper airplane icon. It’s at the top of the Instagram app on the right side to the left of the other icons.
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  4. Click . It’s the blue button in the center of the panel to the right. Clicking this opens a “New Message” window in the center of the app.
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    • Alternatively, you can click an ongoing chat in the panel to the left.
  5. Type a recipient’s name next to “To:”. Doing so will display a list of contacts name that match your search parameter.
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  6. Click a recipient’s name. Doing so will add them to the “To:” field at the top of the “New Message” window.
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    • You can add more recipients by typing an additional recipient’s name below the last one and then clicking their username.
  7. Click . It’s in the upper-right corner of the “New Message” window. Doing so will open a new chat dialogue window.
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  8. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
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    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  9. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
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  10. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s Profile Using the Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 28.jpg
    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 29.jpg
    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the search bar. It’s at the top-center of the Instagram app. This allows you to search for a recipient.
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    • Alternatively, you can scroll through your Home feed until you find a post from the recipient you want to message.
  4. Type the name of a recipient. This displays a list of users that match your search parameters.
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  5. Click your recipient’s username. This displays their profile page.
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  6. Click . It’s at the top of your recipient’s profile page next to their username. This opens a new chat dialogue.
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  7. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
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    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  8. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
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  9. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Tips

  • If you receive a message from someone you don’t follow, it won’t appear directly in your inbox; instead, you’ll see it in your “Message Requests” section of the inbox.

[Edit]Related wikiHows

10 Second Summary

1. Open Instagram.

2. Tap the Instagram Direct or the Home icon.

3. Tap Pencil and Paper icon.

4. Select a recipient.

5. Tap the “Message” field.

6. Type your message.

7. Tap Send.

[Edit]Quick Summary

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How to Use Instagram Reels with Remix

instagram-reels-remix-featured.jpg While TikTok got a bashing from all directions and suffered a ban in multiple countries, Instagram introduced Reels to provide an alternative to TikTok. With Reels, you can create short videos, similar to TikTok. Recently, Instagram added one more TikTok-like feature to its app, called Instagram Remix. This allows you to upload a video next to another user’s video, like a collaboration video. Here we give you a complete guide on how to use Instagram Reels with Remix. How to Remix Instagram Reels 1. Open the Instagram Reels video you wish to remix. You can open it either… Read more14462024.gif

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